Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Welcome! Bien vini!

We received our welcome e-mail today from Celebrate Children International (CCI) to let us know they received our application, the accompanying reference letters and a recent family photo. They will now call our listed references to make sure we are "up to snuff" and suitable for their program. I'm sure they will not find anything out of the ordinary, but they may learn we are sincerely wacky and in love with each other and our family.

Once our application is approved, we will have to sign a contract, fork out some cash and begin the paper chase phase of the process. We will hopefully be doing this in conjunction with our home study. So, if anyone has an extra $6,000 laying around that you don't know what to do with, now is the time to step forward...ha!

It has been an interesting day to say the least. The highlights include:
  • Getting the e-mail from CCI...yeah, another step forward!
  • Getting the news that my cousin had her baby yesterday. Congratulations to the "K" family on the birth of daughter Mylee!
  • Getting the news that our nephew was in a very serious car accident in Minnesota, but miraculously walked away with minor injuries and lots of aches & pains - praise God!
  • Pumpkin carving with the kids - they had a great time. "D" liked squishing the "guts" between her fingers, but the boys were a lot more squeamish (girl power!). "B" kept touching it and saying "gross" which was pretty funny sounding from a 2 year old.

Blessings to you all!

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